Duke University School of Medicine


Durham, NC

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Interested individuals should submit a statement of academic interest and curriculum vitae prior to June 30, 2020, to: Email:  (Assistant to Sarah Armstrong, Chair of Search Committee)

The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief for the Division of Endocrinology. Proven leadership and excellence in clinical care, education, research, and administrative experience are required. Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and be board-certified in Pediatric Endocrinology. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license.

Priorities for the Division Chief of Endocrinology include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring trainees, including medical students and residents, and enhancing research programs. The division currently includes six faculty. Our faculty and fellows provide consultative care to patients with the entire range of hormonal and metabolic endocrine disorders on the inpatient ward and in daily outpatient clinics at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, Duke Children’s Specialty Services of Raleigh, and Duke Children’s of Apex. Our clinical staff includes nurse clinicians, a certified diabetes nurse educator, a diabetes social worker and diabetes and general endocrine nutritionists.

Our faculty and fellows actively collaborate with members of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Unit (PCICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. This permits direct involvement in the management of children with diabetic ketoacidosis, neuroendocrine emergencies, neonatal hypoglycemia, post-transplant endocrinopathy, and other critical electrolyte disturbances, and neonatal thyroid and adrenal disorders.

Physician training at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the division’s mission, and all faculty excel at bedside teaching. We have a robust three-year fellowship program that is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our educational goals are to train the future physician-scientists and academic leaders in pediatric endocrine disorders, fund young researchers working in basic science and patient-oriented research, and train physicians in family-based, patient-centered clinical services.

The faculty and fellows in the Division of Endocrinology have a wide variety of research interests in clinical, translational, and basic investigation related to childhood endocrine disorders. Duke has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research collaboration; our fellows and faculty currently collaborate with colleagues in the Duke Departments of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and Immunology and have appointments in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute.

Pediatric endocrine fellows also have the option to work with faculty at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Preferred candidates for Division Chief will possess the following qualities:

  • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity;
  • Implementation of innovative patient care programs;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Commitment to research;
  • Business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management;
  • Experience with strategic program growth.

All applications will be directed to:

Sarah C. Armstrong, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Primary Care Pediatrics
Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology Search Committee

About Duke University School of Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics at Duke has a long history of excellence in patient care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and clinical, laboratory, and health services research.

  • Duke Children’s Hospital is ranked among the nation's finest in the 2019-20 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in nine specialties.
  • The Department currently trains 75 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows.
  • The Department of Pediatrics ranked first nationally on the 2019 list of NIH funding for pediatric clinical science departments.
  • Duke University and Duke University Medical Center offer extraordinary opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. Our top-ranked School of Medicine shares a beautiful campus with nationally ranked programs in Nursing, Business, Law, Divinity, Environment, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, and many others.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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